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Associate Director, Programs & Curriculum, Law Program

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THE WORK CULTURE

You know we do not have a simply captioned culture because you know culture is not that simple. What we have is an ensemble of 300+ scholarly, entrepreneurial, creative, analytical, collaborative, independent, results-driven, mission-driven people. We’re academic and career advisors, program designers and managers, business development and operations professionals, industry specialists, curriculum designers, and DEIB thinkers and leaders. It’s fast, changing, and never boring.

THE TEAM

The new Law team is taking shape, and we’ll need your help to build it. We’re building a pipeline of future lawyers and leaders in society from underrepresented backgrounds, scaling the program across the country, and continuing to guide and ground a focus in training, learning, inclusion, and collaboration across the organization. Our Fellowship Program serves 150+ incoming law students each year by providing them with intensive academic and professional development training, an internship at a corporate law firm in one of 14 cities, and academic support during their first year of law school. Our Catalyst Program supports 40+ aspiring law students nationwide in their LSAT journeys and applications to law school.

THE ROLE

  • PROGRAM & CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. You can think strategically to develop programs and curricula for the Fellowship and Catalyst Programs to solve complex problems in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the legal profession. You will be able to work with our law students, law firms, and faculty/instructors to understand their most pressing needs and create innovative programming to address their needs and seek new opportunities. You will work with our faculty to design curricula for our law students that is rooted in anti-racist pedagogy.
  • CONFERENCE & EVENT DESIGN. You have experience developing large-scale conferences and events for more than 150 people in-person and virtually. You will coordinate with 300+ attendees and speakers, 100+ volunteers, 12+ coaches, and 10+ faculty members to plan and execute our 2-week conference-style “Law Institute” (including academic sessions, panel discussions, and networking receptions). You will work with our sponsoring law firms to coordinate 10+ other summer events based in New York and 5+ events in other markets.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT. You will quarterback all special projects and events keeping the team, sponsors, and vendors on-track to meet our goals. You know how to reconcile and align competing stakeholder interests. You’re experienced in applying project planning to meet team goals. You love project management tools (Airtable is a favorite) and can train others to use these tools to drive collaboration and meet deadlines.
  • PEOPLE MANAGEMENT. This position will coach, train, and manage the Program & Events Coordinator for the team, including effectively delegating tasks and providing compassionate feedback. You’ve successfully led staff and prioritize team-building and staff development.

Is that all? No. We have much to do. You’ll work across changing workstreams (including assisting with reviews of applications, interviews, and candidate assessment, as needed). You know that’s the nature of small and growing teams, and you’re an able and pro pinch-hitter.

COMPETENCIES YOU HAVE

  • Listening (You study, hone, and see the magic listening creates)
  • Project Management (using technology tools and resources)
  • Stakeholder & Vendor Management
  • Cross-functional Teamwork
  • Employee Relations + Communications
  • People Development
  • You enjoy solving complex problems and are customer-driven.
  • You have a curious mindset, enjoy working in fast-paced environments, can quickly adapt to change, and are a quick learner.

EXPERIENCE YOU BRING

  • JD preferred.
  • +/- 5 years in comparable roles, developing the competencies described. However, we aren’t tied to the number of years: we know that Rockstar candidates come with different years of experiences!
  • Experienced in events-planning and curriculum development for young professionals.
  • Experienced people manager.

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply!

SEO is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or any other legally protected status. Visually and hearing impaired candidates can contact us for assistance at: jobinfo@seo-usa.org.

THE WORK CULTURE

You know we do not have a simply captioned culture because you know culture is not that simple. What we have is an ensemble of 300+ scholarly, entrepreneurial, creative, analytical, collaborative, independent, results-driven…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

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